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Grand Canyon National Park

The Grand Canyon is one of the most spectacular landschaftliche Sehensw├╝rdigkeitennatural features on earth. It is listed as one of the Seven Natural Wonders and became a United States national park in 1919. The park covers an area of nearly 5,000 km┬▓.

hier: geformtCarved by the Colorado River, the Grand Canyon hier: schneidet sich einslices deep into the Colorado Plateau and forms one of the most scenic landscapes in the world. Up to 1963, when the Glen Canyon Dam was built, the Colorado river moved 143 million tons of stones each year.

Grand Canyon

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Grammar Exercise on the Text

Simple Past / Present Perfect

We use the simple past for situations or actions in the past (often a time expression in the past indicates that we must use simple past). We use the present perfect if there is a connection with the present. For further information, check out our grammar section → Simple Past oder Present Perfect


Put the verbs into the correct form (simple past or present perfect).

  1. My friends (visit) the Grand Canyon National Park last year.
  2. I (be / never) to the Grand Canyon National Park.
  3. But I (see) lots of wonderful pictures.
  4. And yesterday I (buy) a book about the Grand Canyon.
  5. I (read) 30 pages already. It's really interesting.